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Is Jagmeet Singh Engaged Or Married?

HuffPost Canada logo HuffPost Canada 2017-12-18 Althia Raj

It looked like a wedding and sounded like a wedding, but Jagmeet Singh's spokesman declined to specify what the federal NDP leader was celebrating this weekend. 

Public posts on social media point to a jubilant party on Sunday featuring Singh, 38, and Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu as guests of honour in traditional Punjabi outfits.

James Smith, Singh's press secretary, denied the photos were of an engagement or a wedding party. When asked by HuffPost Canada if the photos were of a Sikh roka ceremony, the first wedding rite where the bride and groom's families meet, Smith said he had "no further comment" on Sunday night.

Despite the denial, the Sikh community began congratulating Singh on Monday morning via Facebook.

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Sidhu is co-founder of Jangiiro, a customized "new age Punjabi clothing line" that she runs with her sister. Jangiiro's Instagram account posted images and video of the Sunday festivities, including the pair dancing to bhangra music and Singh thanking the DJs for flying in for the "special occasion."

One of them, DJ K Square, published a Boomerang video of the couple entering the room, with the caption: "We've done house parties before but this one is definitely special. Another Engagement tonight alongside @djssquared@djksquare for @jagmeetsingh and @ginu_sidhu."

Other social media posts of the couple on Sunday from the same event referred to Sidhu as a "bride to be" and another photo was captioned "Gurkiran weds Jagmeet."

With no official confirmation of the reason for Sunday's big party, it does appear that Singh is getting serious. He described himself as a bachelor in a HuffPost Canada profile in January, but had a steady girlfriend by the time he won the NDP leadership this fall.

She is identified as such at a performing arts show in Toronto in late February, and Singh is seen in a profile on the CBC's "The Fifth Estate" reaching back to hold her hand as the results of the leadership race were announced.

With files from Zi-Ann Lum and Andree Lau

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